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Shingwedzi Rest Camp

2.0 of 5
71 km from Punda Maria Gate | Mopane Country, Kruger National Park 1390, South Africa
Shingwedzi Rest Camp
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Harare, Zimbabwe
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The accommodation at the camp was large with a fully equipped kitchen, a nice bedroom and bathroom. The game in this part of Kruger is not as prolific as further south but with less vehicles it is a lovely place to stay. There are some nice game drive trails with interesting scenery along the river. The bird life was very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Shingwedzi camp has been fully renovated following the flood damage of 2013, with a new restaurant and quite a few new chalets. Temperatures are high in February and the air conditioning is a lifesaver, as is the beautifully kept swimming pool behind the camp sites. Take a drive to Red Rocks and explore the Kanniedood dam road for beautiful views... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visited Shingwedzi in December, it was a very hot but luckily this camp has a fantastic pool. The pool is open until 21:00 at night but remember to wear some decent shoes as we found a scorpion close to the floodlight. The ablution facilities are clean and well kept. The staff at the camp are very friendly and helpful.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We camped for 3 nights in December. It was a lovely experience. I couldn't believe how well-kept the ablution facilities were. In addition there were kitchenette facilites with stoves and sinks as well as an urn with boiling water for early morning game drive coffee :) The swimming pool was fantastic too although the surrounding area was not very well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We arrived at the camp just before gate closure and saw hundreds of elephants on the way there! We were unsure of the restaurant due to previous reviews but we were pleasantly surprised that it has changed hands and now serves a generic, but good quality food. We had a burger and pizza both of which were satisfactory considering that... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We stayed in the Rentmeester guest house and it was really comfortable considering it is self catering. The property is well maintained and serviced on a daily basis which makes the self catering experience a bit more relaxing. Our unit had a view of the river bed with different game passing every hour. We saw two Marshall eagles cooling down... More 

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Canada
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25 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This was our 2nd stop in our first week in the park, the camp had been rebuilt from a flood, we were surprised to check into a new nice room with a kitchen, it felt like heaven. Great AC ! Again good game drives, nice people, good service. Mugg and Bean a bonus, yummy coffee and food. We did not... More 

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South Africa
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72 reviews 72 reviews
21 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Being on the more upper end of the Northern Kruger Shingwedzi does not have the traffic that the South does which often means that your sightings are exclusive. We stayed at the Rentmeester guest house which offers a wonderful boma type fire area infront of a wonderful river bed view. A spring hare is a frequent visitor to the newly... More 

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Cape St Francis, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We enjoyed all the camps but after having been warned not to expect too much at Shingwedzi, we were pleasantly surprised. It was so well restored after the flood in 2013 and the staff went out of their way to assist in whatever way possible. The bungalo in which we stayed showed a special insight into the needs of the... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This was probably the most disappointing of the six camps we stayed in while at the Kruger Park. The dining area was particularly dark and depressing with cobwebs on the ceiling. The rooms were not much better. There was no remote for controlling the air-conditioner. The basin had separate hot and cold taps and the lavatory door could be shut... More 

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